I can't say I have been to many home buffets that did not include a potluck. After looking through this book, I can say I am one of the fortunate souls. I'm not a Culinary Specialist in the US Navy. I lack the ability to produce enough food to feed a frigate crew. I also lack the desire to do so.
I only have a few more Better Homes and Gardens books left. For now anyway.
|Better Homes and Gardens Best Buffets, 1963|
|Even the nasally WASP crowd enjoys a good frank and burger. I didn't mean that in a good way because they wouldn't just eat a plain frank. Unless it was a "haute dog" or something.|
|Country Club Hamburgers. If they didn't have that fancy mushroom cap and fluffy toothpick to make them look high class, then they would just be hamburgers in an odd blend of peas and onions.|
|In 2012, the word "gay" has an entirely different meaning.|
|Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings. Meh. Effective November 25, 2010, I started to hate Thanksgiving. I can say that if this was the last Thanksgiving I enjoyed before my life changed forever, it would make the situation worse.|
|Dessert time!! If a set of arms with no body attached to them presents you scoops of ice cream and tells you they are "trees", you better just smile and nod while grabbing your dish.|
|Lemonade Angel Dessert. The hue of this and the consistency looks like some sort of creepy scrambled egg mold. Maybe lay off the yellow food coloring? Less Goldenrod? Eyes are the first part of the digestive process. Just saying...|
|Potlucks! Everybody bring something and hope it gets eaten. In this case, it doesn't look like there's going to be much eating. I would hate to be the person who brought the Cranberry Relish Mold. People are going to swamp her for the recipe.|
|Say what you want about this genial fellow. If he can succesfully arrange deviled meat bones while wearing a Mr. Rogers sweater and a pleasant smile on his face, he's the kind of guy you want to have around for events like this.|
I have covered the bestest buffets in one book. Can I do better? Hell no!!